Song of India,Dracaena reflexa
The Song of India will do well in a room that gets a medium amount of natural light or in a semi-shady spot. Bright, sunny, or overly warm windows should be avoided. Rotate the plant occasionally to encourage even growth.
The Song of India needs low to medium, indirect sunlight. Never place the plant in direct sun, as the rays can scorch the leaves.
The Song of India requires less water than most indoor plants. When watering, water lightly and slowly from above with purified water, allowing water to soak through to the roots, then tip out any excess water. Always allow the top 1 inch of soil to dry out before watering. Soggy soil should be avoided.
Does well at room temperature between 60°F - 77°F. Cold temperatures should be avoided.
Prefers higher levels of humidity, around 75% or above, in summer months. In other months a normal humidity level is desired. If the air around the plant is too dry, use a humidifier or occasionally mist the plant to increase humidity.
The plant can live happily in the provided pot for up to 2 years. Check if the plant is ready to be repotted by touching the soil and seeing if it has become loose, or if the roots have become overgrown. Repot using a rich, well-draining soil. Repot every 2 or 3 years in the Spring. When your plant is ready to be repotted, you can follow our simple how-to guide.
Unhealthy Plant Signs
Drooping leaves may be a sign of too much sunlight. If overwatered, this plant is susceptible to pests.
If ingested, may cause a harmful reaction in people and pets.